Fabric design, Quilt Market

Spring 2014 Quilt Market Photo Bomb, Part One

 

Carrie Bloomston shows her Paint Quilts

Carrie Bloomston of SUCH Designs shows off the sewing efforts of her sewing friends, including Sally Keller, whose quilt is pictured above.  Click over to Carrie’s blog to read all about the people who sewed with her beautiful new fabric, Paint.

Carrie Bloomston talks about her prayer flag project

Carrie discusses her Happy Flag project.  You can read more about that here.

Carrie Bloomston's booth

Melanie Testa, one of Windham’s newest designers, set up an incredibly efficient little print studio in her booth and was printing for all of Market!  Her infectious laughter and boundless energy kept us all going and we loved watching Quilt Market attendees strap on aprons and join Melly in her process.  Even Lotta Jansdotter stopped by to print for a bit! Check out Melly’s collection Meadowlark here!

Melanie Testa and Lotta Jansdotter

Melanie is a teacher, art quilter and author.  The designs that she commissioned from friends in the industry were inspriring and unique.  Keep your eyes peeled in a variety of quilting magazines in the next few months for more on these projects and head over to Melly’s blog to learn more anytime!

Melanie Testa and Meadowlark

Designer, Sarah Fielke, an Australian wonder came to our booth at Quilt Market after being on the road all over the United States teaching for weeks. Sarah’s brand of applique is stunningly bright and cheery.  Her classes can be found on Craftsy for those who want access to this girl-from-Down-Under here in the States.

Sarah Fielke shows her Enchanted Quilts

Sarah Fielke

Sarah’s fabric sewed up beautifully whether is was patchworked, appliqued or stitched into clothing. Read more about Sarah’s stitching journey on her blog.

Sarah Fielke's Enchanted applique

Lovely sewing by another Aussie, Sylvia Clough.

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Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew displayed her new collection Oh Clementine!  A traditional modern collection as she calls it, with elements for all quilters out there.  Allison highlighted her collection in a group of new patterns that you will be sure to want to feature in your shop! Check them out here.

Allison Harris with Oh Clementine

Also on display was an amazing quilt by Anne Sullivan, using the re-issue of Heather Ross’ Far Far Away line—the first time on quilting cotton.  This quilt will be a free pattern on the Windham website in June and available as a kit from Heather’s website.  Heather couldn’t be with us at Market this time as she was out promoting her new book, “How to Catch a Frog”, be sure to check it out.

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Here we have Petite Fleur by Carolyn Gavin for Ecojot.  This organic line sewed up into some beautiful projects by Casey York.

Petite Fleur by Carolyn Gavin

Part 2 of our Quilt Market photo bomb will be coming next week with photos of all the beautiful mini-quilts that were sewn for us by our awesome sewing community.  Stay tuned!

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Giveaway, Modern Fabric, Quilt Market

Is your Garden doing the Tango?

Here in New York, we are feeling the first stirrings of Spring.  The days have gotten longer, the snow is melting and the first bits of green are starting to appear.  There is nothing like Spring in the Northeast to make you feel ALIVE again.  

Which means, it's the perfect time to begin a new project, right? If you haven't gotten your hands on the most Spring-like new fabric collection on the market, Garden Party Tango by Melissa Ybarra of Iza Pearl Design, then this is the post for you!

 

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For her Fall Quilt Market booth, Melissa created an entire Garden ecosystem complete with fountains and tea sets.  She is a creative whirlwind and her booth just swarmed with busy quilt bees trying to get their hands on her fabric. Click on the photo to hear more about her booth, directly from Melissa:

 

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Windham Fabric is please to offer a really unique and beautiful FREE quilt pattern designed by Melissa Ybarra and written by Mary Honas.  You can download it from our website here. This pattern requires some attention to detail to draft pattern pieces, but once that step is over, it's easy-peasy—-and the result is WELL worth the work!

 

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Are you in the mood to make something that BLOOMS?

There are lots of ways to enter to win:

1. Leave us a comment here on the blog 

2. Make sure to follow us on Bloglovin' to stay up on all our latest posts, and come back and leave another comment letting us know you did that.

3. Follow our Instagram feed, leave another comment and get entered again!

4. Finally, make sure to follow us on FB, and encourage your crafty friends too, as well. Then leave yet another comment!

So, you can leave up to 4 comments and increase your chances for winning!!  

 

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Three winners will be chosen on Wednesday, March 26th at 3 p.m. 

Thank you all for entering!! This giveaway is now closed.  The winners are Debbie, Connie and Kristen.  Look for email from us to claim your prize!

 

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8 Days a Week Collection in Stores and Giveaway

 Ampersand Design's latest collection for Windham Fabrics

 

8 Days a Week 

 

is funky, bold and modern—and in a LQS near you!  With touches of bright

color, word and number patterns, bold strips and dots, this collection has

all the elements modern quilters and sewists crave!

 

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The ladies at Ampersand Design employed the sewing skills of some mad-

talented sewers, wouldn't you say??  Read more about their sewing friends

here, here and here.

 

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This awesome quilt pattern is for sale from Windham Fabrics for wholesale

customers, here.  

 

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We love that this collection has so many customizable elements to make the

special keepsake for your favorite person!  Do you have any big events coming

up to celebrate?  

Enter to win a FQ bundle by leaving a comment.

 Winners will be chosen Friday, March 21.

This giveaway is now closed.  The winners are Sherry, Charlotte and Sandy—congratulations, ladies!

 

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Mormor and Sylvia by Lotta Jansdotter GIVEAWAY

We have already shown you in an earlier post, the amazing and beautiful Scandinavian-inspired creations of Lotta Jansdotter for her two new collections with Windham Fabrics, Mormor and Sylvia

With these two collections now arriving in your local quilt store, it is so much fun to see what you all are doing!  A quick troll on Instagram will turn up some great inspiration:

Lotta photosFrom top left (going clockwise): Thatch Roof Quilt by Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef patterns, Oven mitts by Karen Lewis (@blueberryathome) of Blueberry Park, Sugar Block by Susan Markos (@bluesusanmakes), Mormor Quilt top by Karen Lewis, Sylvia block by Karen Lewis, Black and White in Color quilt by Ashley Newcomb (@filminthefridge).

 

This collection is accompanied by two amazing quilt patterns by Ashley Newcomb of Film in the Fridge.  

"Black and White in Color" is available as a free download on the Windham Fabrics website:

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And "In Flight", a pattern available for sale in your LQS or for purchase as a wholesale customer:

 

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We would like to know what YOU would do with Lotta's new lines!  Would you mix them together?  Use them separately with solids? Make a single print top? Leave us a comment and you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a giveaway of a FQ bundle of Mormor and Sylvia!  Three winners will be chosen Monday, March 17th at 10 a.m.

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you all for entering.  The lucky winners are: Sandie, Michelle and Maria!

 

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 If you already have this fabric, make sure you show us what you are doing!  @windhamfabrics on IG and #windhamfabrics or #mormor, #sylvia and #lottajansdotter.

 

 

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Coming Soon, PAINT by SUCH Designs

 

Windham Fabrics is excited to announce a new collection

from Carrie Bloomston of SUCH Designs!  

 

We are sure you all remember the popularity of Carrie's first collection with us, Collage.  Well, she has done it again!  With, PAINT, Carrie has created a collection that celebrates creativity and expression. As a creativity enabler, Carrie intends to help creative people "Celebrate your inner artist™"! 

 

PAINT by SUCH DESIGNS

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On sale to wholesale customers APRIL 1st

Delivery to stores 8/2014

 

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The collection includes bold, playful novelties inspired by a painter’s tools. Color wheels, paint swatches, paint brushes and other collaged images create an artful pastiche of sewing possibility. Carrie loves to make something from nothing. She showcases up-cycling and recycling by creating her imagery from brown paper bags, paint swatches and colorful newsprint. PAINT tells the truly inspiring story of stepping into a creative life. 

 

Additionally, we are pleased to rerelease her wildly popular Newsprint in three color ways.

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If you are a wholesale customer, please contact your local sales rep or go to Windham Fabrics website to place orders beginning April 1st.

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